Online Slots for Beginners

A spontaneous trip to the casino isn’t always an option for a lot of our roomies hence the reason they choose online bingo as their game of choice. Last week we discussed the merits of the free bingo options that we have available here at Lucky Cow but this week we thought we would take a look at how new players can try out some of our slot machines for the first time!

You will commonly find slot machines in casinos or pubs but there are thousands of great titles to now available with just a few clicks. We have a fantastic range right here on Lucky Cow so if you have ever taken a look at some of the slots on the site but decided not to play for whatever reason then fear not as we have all the info you require right here!

Why Play Slots?

Slots are a great way to unwind and many of our players enjoy them as an alternative to bingo or as a side distraction between games. Slots vary massively in terms of their structure, betting options and bonus features so you can find some games that are extremely simple to play but also some more complex titles as well.

They can be played for free or for even a few pennies, it really is up to you the player! Becoming a slots pro does not take long so what type of slots do we have here on the site?

The Basics

Most of our games have 5 reels and there are a number of basic points you should consider when playing a game for the first time. The basic principle is to spin the reels to reveal symbols and complete winning combinations. A slot machine will have a set number of winning combinations and these are known as paylines.

Bonus Features

In addition to the base gameplay, there are often bonus features or bonus rounds that are activated in a variety of ways. These can vary in what they offer the player but the most common ones are arguably the inclusion of free spins and wild combinations. The two most common bonus symbols that you will encounter will be the wild and the scatter. The wild symbol replaces other symbols and helps you pick up additional wins whereas the scatter usually offers a cash prize or triggers a bonus game.

Choosing a Game

If you click on the slots section of our site then you will be able to view the games that we have available and you will most likely recognise a few of the more famous titles. Try out some games that you find interesting and remember to start out with some smaller wagers until you are used to the game. Some slots will let you gamble from just a couple of pennies so start small and work your way up!

Free Bingo Overview & Options

We get a lot of questions about our free bingo offers here at Lucky Cow Bingo and a lot of players assume that because that some of the bingo games are free, that there is little point in playing them as they will not offer significant prizes. While the prizes can be smaller, you can still win real cash when you play free games so we thought we would go into more detail about the free bingo options on our site.

What Exactly is Free Bingo?

Quite simply, free bingo is a bingo game whereby you don’t have to deposit any real cash. Players can simply join the game without having to buy a ticket and there is no deposit required. Easy stuff!

Why Play Free Bingo?

There are so many different reasons as to why players choose to play the free version of the game. Many of our newer players begin their Lucky Cow Bingo adventure by playing the free version of the game to test out the quality of our games and to see if the games run well enough on their device. Of course, free bingo is also risk-free as there is no need to spend any real cash on these games.

Additionally, some players may alter their budget and allow fewer funds for online bingo as a whole. The free game can be used as a substitute should players still want to play as many games as before. Overall, though, free bingo is just great fun and a good way to socialise with other roomies! Terms and conditions apply to free bingo, check our policy for more info.

Can You Win Prizes?

A lot of our free online bingo games do offer prizes and you can win real cash playing them! In general, cash amounts won’t be as high as paid games but the thrill of even winning a small cash prize is enough for thousands of our loyal players. Players can play as much free bingo as they please and the only requirement is that you have made a deposit within 7 days.

How Can You Get Started?

Even though free bingo does not involve any cash deposits, we still require our players to be over the age of 18. Playing for free is pretty easy and we offer free games every single day between 12pm and 2pm. That’s two whole hours of bingo that you can play every single day. Each game has a £1 jackpot with a full house win resulting in a 50p cash reward.

This may not seem like a lot but you can play as many free games as you wish for two hours every day. As we mentioned, all you have to do is make any deposit and you can play free bingo for a whole week. Good luck and we hope your free bingo adventure is a success!

Top 10 Reasons to Play Online Bingo

We all love an online bingo game or two but if you are a new player or an old hat looking to recruit some friends to the game then read our top reasons on why online bingo is the perfect game to play!

1. Comfort & Convenience – While some still play in traditional bingo halls, the online version allows you to play an exciting game of bingo from the comfort of your own home. Also, some players may not have the luxury of a real bingo hall in their home town or city.

2. The Social Environment – The online bingo community is bigger and more diverse than ever. Players enjoy the game because of the social element and there is nothing better than joining a game on a Friday night with your favourite bingo buddies!

3. Cost Effective – Due to the sheer range of sites now available bingo games are cheaper than ever when you play online. At Lucky Cow we offer free and penny games every single day with real cash prizes so there is no need to break the bank!

4. Big Bonuses – Online bingo perhaps more than any online casino game, offers the most bonuses. Players can benefit from a welcome package and loads of exclusive promotions. Additionally, there are jackpot games to play 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

5. Cross Platform Friendly – Mobile gaming is bigger than ever and online bingo players can now enjoy games from virtually every device available. Whether you are a phone or tablet user, online bingo can be accessed from a vast amount of mobile devices.

6. Loyalty Rewarded – An increasingly large number of bingo sites are now offering loyalty programmes for their customers. Loyalty is appreciated here at Lucky Cow and we always aim to reward those who play with us on a regular basis. The more you play, the more rewards you will receive.

7. Additional Games – Some players love to play it all and most sites now offer additional games to play while you wait between bingo games. Slots and classic casino games are common offerings and can be paid for pennies or pounds. It’s up to you.

8. Big Variations of Bingo – Players can choose from their favourite bingo version and do not have to stick to one type. 90 and 75 ball are common but there is also plenty of speed bingo games to enjoy such as the popular 30 ball version.

9. Easy to Play – Online bingo is fantastic because it is easy to play but still offers plenty of excitement. Games such as Poker require consistent concentration but bingo is more laid back and a good game to play to relax.

10. Refer a Friend – Playing with others is great fun and a lot of sites will offer bonuses for referring a friend and you may even receive some bonus funds for doing so!
If we’ve got you all fired up to play bingo then join in the fun in our online bingo lobby, we’ll see you there.

 

The Ultimate Bingo Chat Room Guide

The bingo chat room is an integral part to most bingo sites and one of the primary reasons that players regularly tune in to enjoy the game. Both traditional and online bingo have always contained a social element and players enjoy the game because they get to interact with others as well as play for big cash prizes. We have a thriving online community here at Lucky Cow so we thought we would go into a little detail as to how you can successfully enjoy the social element of online bingo.

Learning the Lingo

Over the years “text speak” has become more and more popular and this has transcended into the online bingo industry. Players have sort of invented their own language when it comes to talking about the game so here are some of the main abbreviations that you might encounter:

  • GL = Good Luck
  • WTG = Way to Go
  • BRB = Be Right Back
  • TY = Thank You
  • LOL = Laugh Out Loud
  • 1TG, 2Tg, 3TG = The amount of numbers you are waiting on to win.

The Chat Host

Quite simply, the chat host hosts the chatroom and this individual is mainly responsible for moderating the chat room to ensure everything is running smoothly and that every player is settled in and happy on that particular chat room. The host is there to help so don’t be shy to ask for it should you need it!

Top Chatroom Tips

The bingo chatroom is supposed to be a friendly environment where you can casually interact with others. As such, it is not advised to talk about sensitive subjects such as politics or religion. The bingo chatroom is a place where we want all our members to have fun so keep the chat topics light-hearted to ensure maximum enjoyment.

Mostly, common sense is the key and a lot of beginner bingo players seem to enjoy typing all in capital letters. Try to avoid this as it can be seen as disruptive by other members in the room so use other tools such as smillies to effectively engage with others.

Chat Games

Some of our chatrooms will play chat games from time to time and this is usually started by the chat host. The games can vary in content with some examples being a general quiz or number game. Sometimes participants will be rewarded with bonus cash or loyalty points so be sure to pay attention when you enter the chat lobby if you want to play some chat games. Chat games are one of our favourite parts of the online bingo community and they are a great way of getting to know your fellow roomies!

Click to learn some Chat Rules HERE

Online Bingo Tournament Guide

Tournament games are a source of excitement for many online gamers all over the world and while you may find that tournaments are more common in games such as Poker, there are online bingo tournaments to enjoy from time to time. These types of games are extremely popular as there is usually thousands of pounds on offer for players and the chance to win big! Tournament games come in many forms and guises so we thought we would investigate further.

Bingo Tournaments Explained

A tournament game can be found in many places on an online bingo site and perhaps the most common place to find these offers would be the promotions section of an online bingo website. Tournament games are often seasonal and will only last a couple weeks in a lot of cases so our first main bit of advice is to read the offer before you buy a ticket. In a lot of cases, the online bingo player will have to play several games in hierarchical order to progress through the tournament with the aim of progressing to the final jackpot game.

How to Participate

Usually, entering an online bingo tournament requires an entry ticket. You may find the link to these tickets in either the promotions tab of a site or the bingo lobby itself. The qualifying rounds have to be completed to progress to the latter stages of the tournament so you have to ensure that you have the time to play as online bingo tournaments will involve several rounds. Basically, each round will consist of a bingo game and winning that round will earn you a ticket into the next round.

Progressing Effectively

Some tournaments will be trickier to progress through than others so it is of paramount importance that you understand what conditions have to be met for you to receive your ticket for the next stage. Some games will offer next round tickets for simply forming one and two line wins and we have found that for many tournaments, a full house win will reward players with more tickets. You can then progress to the quarter and semi-finals by eliminating players at each stage.

Making it to the Final

Eventually, you might make it to the final game along with a small group of players and it is here that you will compete for the grand jackpot. This will be the final bingo game of the tournament and it is important to remember that these games will usually take place at a specific time so be sure to take a note of it should you progress to the final! Our final bit of advice is to simply pay attention to the tournament rules as they can vary from tournament to tournament. Good luck and we hope you win the jackpot!

Top tips to play  bingo like a pro! Click HERE!

Love or Loathe at Lucky Cow Bingo

Whether you are a fan of Valentine’s Day or not there is plenty to get excited about here on Lucky Cow Bingo so why not try out our latest seasonal promotion Love or Loathe. The promotion will be running exclusively for the month of February and we have some big cash prizes to give away! Love or Loathe is split into 4 weeks and you could win a share of £2000 if you are lucky.

This promotion involves slot games so if you are a bingo player then perhaps one of our other promotions may suit you better. Check our promotions tab for more details!

Getting Started

Love or Loathe is now live and both new and old players can get in on the action. If you are a new player then all you have to do is sign up on the site for an account and you can begin playing. Read our terms and conditions and you can also claim our exclusive welcome package. Existing players simply need to click on our promotions tab and then click on the Love or Loathe promotion. Easy!

When & Where?

This offer will run for the entirety of February and is split into 4 weeks:

Week 1: Wednesday 1st– Tuesday 7th February
Week 2: Wednesday 8th– Tuesday 14th February
Week 3: Wednesday 15th– Tuesday 21st February
Week 4: Wednesday 22nd– Tuesday 28th February

Entries after these dates will not be counted so get involved soon to avoid disappointment!

Slot Spinning Spectacular

As we mentioned this is a slot machine promotion and we have chosen two of our most popular games which are Cupid’s Arrow and Stampede. Players are split into two teams and Team Love is Cupid’s Arrow and Team Loathe is Stampede. You can choose a team based on the game that you want to play and the players that wager the most on either one of the games each week will win £50 in real cash!

Terms & Conditions

Winners will be announced and credited the Wednesday morning following the draw week and successful players will be contacted by email so it is really important that you make sure your contact details are up to date on the site. Head over to your account settings to make sure because if we are unable to contact you by email then you will lose out on your prize so double check just to be safe.

Additionally, our general terms and conditions are worth reading and of course there are the rules and wagering requirements of the two slot games themselves so check them out if you are wanting more info. We hope everyone has a great time playing Cupid’s Arrow and Stampede and of course, good luck!

What Could the Future of Online Bingo Hold?

We love learning about the latest advancements in the world of tech and this is something that will continue to change as the years go on. Online bingo is an industry where this tech can have a huge effect, so we’re looking forward to how this could affect us in the future.

More Mobile

We’re a fully-fledged mobile bingo site, with loads of optimised games for our users. All the best bingo sites made this switch not long ago and it means our players can get online wherever they are. The next step for this industry could be going even more mobile, perhaps with smartwatches or something similar.

We like to keep on the cutting edge of tech like this, so don’t be too surprised if you see it here first!

Faster Technology

We pride ourselves on how quickly our players can get online but with new advancements this time could be reduced even further. We use Jumpman Gaming tech and this is a team that’s always looking to find new ways to improve their technology. As these get more advanced, it will be easier and quicker for our players to get online.

We want to reduce the time it takes to be able to play our games, so you can fit more of them into your time. That way, you won’t need to be in a rush when you play.

Bigger Jackpots

We already have some brilliant jackpot games here at Lucky Cow Bingo and we’re sure that the rest of the bingo world will be catching on soon enough. Games here are already full to the brim with loads of funds, so if you play with us you’ll be getting a world class experience.

Our jackpot games are regular too, which can be much better than waiting on a special one to come up. That way, you know when you want to take part and which tickets you want to buy.

Innovative Bonuses

Gone are the days of sites simply offering a percentage boost on your deposit, as players want something more exciting. Take our spin the wheel bonus as an example, this is much more interesting than a percentage deposit as you get to play a game to determine how much you’ll win.

Then, you get to use your free spins or tickets to attempt to win more funds to play with. These can help you on your bingo journey to snap up some more cash. You can read all about our bonus policy with regards to these funds in our T&Cs section.

These are what we think will affect the bingo industry in the coming years and we can’t wait to make things even better for our lucky players!

Tips & Tricks to Play Like a Bingo Pro

The online bingo community is more active than ever and whether you are a newbie player or old hat sometimes reading tips from other players can help you pick up some new ways to play. We firmly believe in sharing your tips and tricks here at Lucky Cow Bingo. We came up with a few of our own on how to play online bingo like a pro so feel free to leave a comment on Facebook with some of your own!

Join the Community

We have a thriving community here at Lucky Cow with thousands of players all over the world. Players are not only able to join our chat rooms but we actively encourage you to join in with all our roomies! You can pick up hints and tips from some of our more experienced players and our fantastic chat hosts are always on hand to make sure everything is running smoothly so get involved!

Optimise Your Play Time

Some players will play at the same time every day but there is actually a lot of sense in tailoring your gameplay based on some of our in site events. A lot of our promotional offers and jackpot games play out at certain times so check out our bingo schedule to discover the best offers. Then you can base your gameplay around when these games are playing out.

Of course, this won’t suit everyone but for those players that are a little bit more flexible in when they can play the game then this can be an effective method to ensure that you are playing for the biggest jackpots.

Spread Your Bingo Sessions

Try not to blow all your bingo budget on just a couple of games. While you can win big, the main thing we try to promote on Lucky Cow is the ability for the player to have fun playing with others. Try and spend less on tickets but more on games. Your potential wins may be smaller but they will be more frequent. Little wins can really add up so bare this in mind.

Keep An Eye On Your Email

Not all of our bingo offers are exclusively available under the promotions section of our site. Occasionally, we may distribute exclusive offers by email so it’s really important that players ensure that their contact details are up to date on Lucky Cow Bingo. You may receive a promo or bonus code from time to time but we also give out information on when our latest promotions are being released or if our promotions are being updated or altered in any way at all so make sure you are checking your emails from us!

Health Benefits of Online Bingo

Online bingo provides the perfect entertainment for so many people all over the globe. The game is designed to be a fun but exciting way to engage with others with the aim of winning some real cash. While competitive, the game is also meant to be a social experience and many players play the game simply because they enjoy the social aspect that comes with it.

In addition to this there are some health benefits to playing the game and here at Lucky Cow Bingo, we have been looking into these benefits in a bit more detail. This is what we found:

Cognitive Capacity

Cognition relates to the various ways in which we acquire and process knowledge such as thought, experience and the use of the senses. A study by the psychology division at The University of Southampton measured memory capacity, mental speed and other cognitive processes and found that bingo players had more accuracy to these tests than non-bingo players.

Memory Stimulation

It has been proven that your memory centres are one of the first parts of your brain to be stimulated when you play the game of bingo. Bingo players quickly adapt to the game’s necessity to remember numbers as they are being called.

It may seem minimal but we guarantee that the more you play, the more your memory will improve even if this improvement is marginal. If you’re having trouble remembering where you put your keys then playing some online bingo might just be the answer!

Stress Relief

This is one of the more obvious reasons to some but is still worth mentioning. Due to the games simple structure, it appeals to so many different people as a way of unwinding after a long day. Many customers use online bingo as their way of taking a mental break and even if you are not suffering from any real stress, a few rounds of the game can prove a good distraction from any exterior influences that may be affecting you at that particular moment.

The Social Environment

As we mentioned above, a massive reason that some people play bingo isn’t primarily for the jackpots that can be won but also the social interaction with other people. Playing the game with like-minded players is a great way to make new friends and generally chill out.

Here at Lucky Cow Bingo, we place a real emphasis on community and a lot of our players have a sense of belonging when they play in our bingo lobby. Our safe, secure and welcoming environment really allows for our players to relax and engage with each other effectively.

Any Others?

These are just a few that have stood out to us but you may have some ideas of your own. As always, have fun and win big with us!

Getting More for Your Money in January!

The January blues can affect a lot of people and if you are a player that is looking to make some savings in January then fear not, as you can still enjoy a good variety of cost-effective bingo right here at Lucky Cow. We have plenty of great options for those looking to save a few pounds over the next couple of weeks.

Whether it’s free bingo or some of our great re-deposit bonuses, we’re certain that we have something for everyone and we have listed a few ideas below.

Free Bingo

Naturally, players want to save money after Christmas and our free bingo games are arguably the best way to achieve this. We offer a massive amount of free bingo games for both new and old players. If you are a new player then you can sign up and make one small deposit and in return we will grant you access to our free bingo room for 7 whole days! Every game is free and there is a £3 prize in every game. Great value!

Once you have used up your 7 day free bingo room allowance then you can still access free bingo in the main lobby and there are 2 hours of free games on offer every single day. There are real cash prizes available on these games so look out for the games with the most players as the higher the player count, the higher the jackpot.

Wheel of Slots

A lot of players forget to claim their spin on the Wheel of Slots and any time you make a deposit you will receive one spin of the wheel which can grant you free spins for some of our most popular slot games including Temple of ISIS, Fluffy Favourites and Shaman’s Dream. A small deposit can result in some big free spin rewards and all winnings from these spins will go straight to your balance meaning you can wager them on bingo or more slots if you wish.

The Best Games to Play this Month

Another great way to save money on Lucky Cow Bingo is to play some of the bigger jackpot games. This month we have the Balance Booster jackpot game with a £250 pot on offer and this will take place on the 15th January at 8pm.

Additionally, our free spins giveaway competition is still active and it will definitely suit the slot players out there and we are giving away a grand total of 4000 free spins. We discussed it in full detail last week but all the details are here for those that missed it.

Additional Info

As always, terms and conditions apply for our promotions and please read our wagering requirements under the terms and conditions section of the site so that you know exactly how and when you can withdraw your winnings. Have a great January everyone!